Hockey is a game of tremendous speed, contact and strategies. Effectively executing your strategies and techniques can give your team an advantage. One such strategy is the Dump and Chase… an increasingly popular move that gets the puck into the attack zone and (hopefully) away from your defender.
What exactly is Dump and Chase? With a standard rush, the player carries the puck with him across the blue line… but with the Dump and Chase, the puck is actually released into the offensive zone. This strategy is somewhat risky as it relies on the speed of the offensive player to More >
Knowing how and when to pass the puck is a skill that separates the great hockey players from the average ones. Every player wants to be the one who scores the goal, but a player who can pass when necessary is worth more to the team. For young players, this concept can be a difficult thing to even consider. They play hockey for those glorious moments that they have the puck and the chance to score a goal. And now we’re telling them to pass it so someone else has the chance to score? Don’t worry… As young players progress More >
Being a coach can be hard enough without parents becoming an issue. But the fact is that a good parent-coach interaction is important to the team’s success.
Most parents are very supportive and try not to complain. Furthermore, most issues are non-issues and have a way of working themselves out over time. If you are well-organized, coaching well, are modeling great sportsmanship and your teams are competitive, you won’t hear many complaints.
Many parents are simply misinformed, don’t really understand the game or just love to complain. The bigger issue is usually the “player agents”… akin to stage moms. These parents believe More >
The 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs get under way tonight when 5 series drop the puck for the first round.
Here’s what we have to look forward to with each matchup:
7 pm ET: Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh Starting off the night is a Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh team hosting Tampa Bay. With or without Crosby, the Penguins will continue to rely on the goaltending brawn of Marc-Andre Fleury, who was named the Penguins’ team MVP while the Lightening will rely on Steve Stamkos to rekindle the goal streak he brought early in the season.
7 pm ET: Phoenix @ Detroit Last year’s first round rematch promises More >
Hat trick gives Perry 50 goals!Tweet
DETROIT — Goaltender Shooter Tudor, Detroit’s second pick in the 2010 entry draft, was called up from the Corona Sasquatch of the Inland Empire Elite League (IEEL) after Red Wings suffered their worst loss in the goalie mask era.
“Whenever you get a chance to play with this club, it’s wicked awesome,” Tudor said. “The boys are real supportive and the pace, even in practice, is amazing”
Tudor practiced with the team on Thursday and took a shot off his lower right Velcro strap in the morning skate. He had to have his Velcro strap removed. “I have the new Velcro strap More >
Heading straight for the back of the net, the puck is miraculously re-directed, allowing Jonathan Quick a brief sigh of relief.Tweet
All too often, we complain about how inactive this generation has become. With all the technological options keeping so many occupied, it’s refreshing to still see so many kids at the local baseball field, hockey rink, gymnasium or swimming pool. These parents have done a great thing by keeping their kids active!
Right after sign ups, parents scramble around for the proper equipment… which, of course is necessary to keep them safe. So, we’ve addressed the outside… let’s work to get the inside healthy! It’s a well known fact that athletes require a special diet to fuel their activity. Much like More >
The game changes April 29… Will you change with it?
The new Bauer Vapor skate line is so highly anticipated, we’ve decided to give you a chance to pre-order them! Our regular shoppers know that we rarely do this… but we’re just as excited about this line as you are! Pre-order your Bauer Vapor Skate between March 15th and April 22, 2011 and be automatically entered for a chance to have your skates delivered by an NHL player!
Pittsburgh Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby, donned skates for the first time since being sidelined with a concussion 10 weeks ago. Limited to stickhandling around cones and shooting a few pucks, Crosby is far from being ready to return. His 15 minute practice gives no guarantee that he will play again this season. With playoffs in the near future, Crosby’s progress is a good sign but far from promising.
The concussion resulted from a hard slam into the end boards by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman on January 5. The hit re-triggered the already much debated issue of head hits, improper checking and More >